Rare Westerwald stoneware pitcher bearing the royal initials "AR" for Queen Anne - Anna Regina, circa 1710. It features a central band of facing unicorns within a crewelwork-like scrolled motif topped by the royal "AR". The unicorns refer to chastity & purity. The impressed band is very crisp and clear. This band is between two projecting diamond point bands, typical of Westerwald of this period. Minor chips; no restoration. Ht. 6".